I just love following The tales of Roland McCray. When I heard the author added on to his stories from the original, Tunnels in the Briar Patch, I knew I had to buy it to see what adventures Roland would go on to. Blaine Coleman's collection of short stories as seen through the eyes of eight year old Roland McCray is so detailed and heartwarming. Roland is growing up in the south in a time before children were constantly playing video games and watching television. Roland instead plays outdoors, rides his bicycle, goes fishing and many other outdoor activities. The innocence of the child comes through brilliantly throughout the stories.
Roland has some adventures along the way, playing in a cemetery and finding relics on a Civil War battlefield but he must also deal with some dilemmas of his own; very real dilemmas for an eight year old boy. The story itself was very well written. I would highly recommend this book.